Sustainable Governance of Global Supply Chains

Thursday, 19 July 2018: 17:30-19:20
RC24 Environment and Society (host committee)

Language: English

Important flows of goods and services are global when connecting origin and end-use and may have important environmental impacts at their stages in their lifecycle. Well-known examples are vvegetable oils, seafood, food in general, electronics, timber, etc. Addressing these environmental impacts remain a critical challenge for sustainable governance. Private initiatives, such as labelling en certification schemes and corporate social rsponsibility and public initiatives such as extended producer responsibilities, already exist for some time. However, new initiatives such as landscapeĀ approaches (area-based management) and government-led labelling schemes are being introduced. This session invites contributions addressing conceptual developmentsĀ in sustainable governance of global supply chains, empirical studies of existing and emerging governance arrangements and studies evaluating the impacts of existing governance arrangements.
Session Organizer:
Peter OOSTERVEER, Environmental Policy Group, Wageningen University, Netherlands
Stewart LOCKIE, James Cook University, Australia
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